Jill Dunn

House subcommittee sets hours hearing date: Nov. 21

The contracting and workforce subcommittee to the House Small Business Committee will hear testimony on the economic impact of the July 1 hours of service changes Nov. 21.

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Paperless roadside enforcement tech debuts at Intermodal Expo

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Intermodal Association of North America will demonstrate its paperless Driver Vehicle Examination Report Notification Service Nov. 18 at the Intermodal Expo next week in Houston, Texas.

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Truck accidents with deaths up in 2011, but drop 25% since 2001

Data released this month by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shows that trucks were involved in 3,608 accidents that involved fatalities in 2011.

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One week left for California ’06 reefer-unit extension

Orders for verified diesel emissions control strategies for transport refrigeration units operating in California, such as Level 3 diesel particulate filters, must be placed by Oct. 31.

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Owner-operator protest of emissions standards, wait time shut down Port of Oakland

Port of Oakland owner-operators halted the protest that began this week to seek compensation for upgrades to meet California’s port emission standards and wait time.

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Operation Safe Driver inspection blitz starts Sunday, runs all next week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual enforcement blitz, Operation Safe Driver, will mobilize across North America Oct. 20-26.

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Striking dockworkers shut down Baltimore port

Striking dockworkers halted business at the Port of Baltimore after contract discussions stalled between negotiators and the union.

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OOIDA sues NY over out-of-state fees

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is legally challenging New York’s mandate that out-of-state trucks pay registration fees to operate on state highways.

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EEOC appeals ruling that ordered it to pay CRST $4.6 million

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is appealing a federal court order to pay CRST Van Expedited nearly $4.7 million for legal expenses for defending itself from EEOC lawsuits.

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Per FMCSA rule, hazmat hauler rail crossings now more limited

Drivers hauling hazmat may no longer cross a highway-rail grade crossing unless there is sufficient space to drive completely through without stopping, per a rule made final this week by FMCSA.

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